One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in sport) the action or practice of dishonestly determining the outcome of a specific part of a match or game before it is played.‘some of them were allegedly involved in spot-fixing in the recently concluded Test match series’as modifier ‘the latest spot-fixing allegations’
- ‘What's interesting, though, is that the former head of the Pakistani Cricket Board says that he thinks spot fixing is prevalent everywhere in the game.’
- ‘The fourth Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's is at the centre of a police investigation into spot-fixing.’
- ‘Pakistan went into today's fourth day of the fourth npower Test at Lord's under scrutiny over allegations of spot-fixing.’
- ‘Owned by the man blamed for the no-ball furore, the Ryman League club could be the unlikely victims of the spot-fixing allegations’
- ‘Spot fixing has emerged as the latest threat to the integrity of cricket after the match-fixing scandal which rocked the game 10 years ago.’
- ‘The International Cricket Council has set a January date for a hearing into spot-fixing charges against three Pakistan cricketers.’
- ‘For anyone who thought spot fixing was a bad dream that could be overcome with the suspension of three cricketers, think again.’
- ‘At worst this is 'spot-fixing', not match-fixing; the couple of obvious no-balls did not affect the outcome of the match, an easy win for England.’
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